Quileute

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers. The last speaker died in 1999 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 500 (Golla 2007). L2 users: 3 or 4 users in their fifties have a limited L2 command of some vocabulary (Golla 2007).

Location

Washington, Pacific side of Olympic Peninsula, Quileute and Lower Hoh River reservations.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Hoh, Quileute.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng].

Language Development
Language education program was begun in the 1970s (Golla 2007). Dictionary.